Overview of Abbotsford
Abbotsford is a thriving, vibrant community that combines absolutely breathtaking views with every modern amenity. While it was once primarily an agriculture base community it has grown to become a real City offering everything desirable from farming to big business.
The City of Abbotsford is British Columbians fifth largest City. It boasts a population estimate of 131,000 occupying a land mass of close to 90,000 acres. It is located just above the 49th parallel in an area known as the Fraser Valley. The closest border crossing to the U.S.A. is at Sumas, Washington and this is about a 10 minute drive from downtown Abbotsford. Vancouver is an hours drive away (70 km.) Chilliwack is located on the east boundary, Aldergrove/Langley on the West boundary and Mission to the North.
Ferry crossings to Vancouver Island are an easy drive and Whistler, the sited of the 2010 Olympics, is about a 2 1/2 hours drive away. If flying is your transportation of choice, the Abbotsford International Airport is as handy as it gets with lots of parking, reasonable rates and easy access to Vancouver, points east or the U.S.A.
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